The ROUS Foundation

Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 - 2011/01/04

The photo above was taken on 2010/12/03, just one month before Caplin Rous died. He looks the picture of health, eating nice tasty, green grass just like a capybara should. Is this what killed him?

UPDATE: Please see the ROUS Foundation page (using the tab at the top of this page) for more information! Continue reading “The ROUS Foundation” »

Capy & Cavy

Baby photo of me with WBB1

Baby me with WBB1

Yo ho ho! Mudskipper here, back from a long vacation, i.e. MelT was too lazy to help me write. This is going to be a great post though. It is all about me and Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Some of you may remember when WBB1 came to live here. That  was a long time ago, before I was born. He was a good friend to Garibaldi Rous, who was a good friend to everyone. This is just one of the areas where I have to step into his enormous pawprints. Continue reading “Capy & Cavy” »

A Hurdle to My Happiness

What's going on?

What’s going on?

Sorry I’ve been gone so long, y’all. MelT’s been lazy.

Do you ever have that feeling that something bad is about to happen? I had that the other day. Strange things started appearing in our house. Things that seemed to have no purpose. You can see them in the background of this photo. Come to think of it, Driftwood is also in the background and I don’t know what his purpose is either. I went to MelT to ask her what was up. I shouldn’t have done that.

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Caplin Day 2015

Popsicle eating #1

Popsicle eating #1

Mudskipper Rous here again after a long hiatus due to MelT’s laziness.

I hope everyone knows that July 10th is Caplin Day / Capybara Awareness Day! That’s the special day each year when we celebrate the existence of capybaras in general (and that is something to celebrate!), and Caplin Rous in particular. Continue reading “Caplin Day 2015” »

Tricks 2.0

Before: Me and Driftwood in blissful ignorance

Me and Driftwood in blissful ignorance

Yoohoo! Mudskipper Rous here with another installment of the story of my life.

I hope you read My First Tricks where I show off the earliest tricks to be pounded into my little capy brain. In this post you will see that, sadly, it did not end there. See that colorful stool in the background of the photo above? My new tricks involve that. Oh the humiliation! But honestly, I’ll do anything for treats.

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Outdoor Life

It's beautiful outside

why don’t you ever go outside, Driftwood?

From all of my posts and photos showing me indoors, you might think that is my life. That is misleading. Everyday I take MelT on a tour of our yard for at least an hour or two. Mostly she stands around looking bored, which I don’t understand. I can always find things to do. Continue reading “Outdoor Life” »